A centuries-old, cursed pirate's treasure, valued at over $2 billion, lies deep within the treacherous waters off the coast of Maine. Men who have attempted to unearth the fortune have suffered gruesome deaths. Will a high-tech expedition meet the same fate?
©1999 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (P)2010 Hachette
"Yo ho ho? get ready for a ripping good yarn.... This nonstop action adventure has all the elements of a perfect summertime thriller - pirate treasure of unimaginable worth, 300-year-old cryptograms written in invisible ink, a legendary curse, and a driven captain who will stop at nothing to reach his goal. The red-hot authors of Reliquary score another big winner." (Library Journal)
This was a great listen. It had suspense, romance, man vs man conflict.. all in a treasure hunt!
I really liked all of the different personalities evident in this book. Each character was 3-D and had a past that shaped his future. I could identify and believe in the characters. The descriptions of the scenes and drama were vivid as if I were there. I felt I could smell and feel the pit.
The authors explored the effects of greed and human nature wonderfully. The contrasts between the main character before, during and after were very well done.
The narrator took the great story and writing, and brought it to life. I was very impressed.
So many times, we assume that the current intelligence is far superior to those that came before us. We forget that we only build on the true genius of those that came before.
I also liked the way the authors didn't leave us wondering in a "fake" ending .... "is the treasure there still?" There was a conclusion - not a setup for a sequel!
I would highly recommend this novel.
I would not be turned off from trying other books from these writers.
cut through the intro quicker
I enjoyed the story, not a big treasure hunt fan but this was pretty good,Scott Brick is always good to listen too.it ends just like you think it will, but that aside well worth the credit.
Very creative writing with good research behind the ideas
I guessed it
I love Scott's inflection
Treasure hunters beware!
The story was lame. The reader was terrible. What's left to criticize
Anything would have helped
See my title
What made this book so good, and most of the authors and narrators are good, was the original idea that they used to make this store. WOW. Once you start listening, you won't quite A+++
The unique real world science reason behind a long believed pirates curse
Many Clive Custler books, and movies like "Into the Blue"
The intrigue of finding hidden pirate treasure, with all the scary boobie traps and danger around every corner.
There is also a unique story line of the main character having to deal with guilt of his past; a long lost brother taken by the pirates curse
Two boys searching for treasure to save their family from financial ruin, but instead, one boy is taken by the pirates curse.
Never read any of the books, only listened to the audio.
Really didn't have a favorite.
Different tones of voice he used/\/\
thoroughly enjoy his books.
I can't wait to hear another of his stories. I had a hard time trying to picture some of the tunnels he described, but other than that i thoroughly enjoyed the book.
I did not rate this as being one of my favorites, but I did enjoy it, all the same. I have a bit of personal interest in the locaton, off the coast of Maine, so that helped me get into the story. I found it to be well-crafted. The story evolved from beginning until the end, always keeping enough back to release fresh doses of new twists to keep me coming back for more. The imagary is critical for me to truly enjoy action/adventure stories, and this author did an excellent job of describing each scene fully without being tedious. I really do enjoy the art of such word-craft, and admire this author his skills. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys action, adventure, with a touch of meritime history thrown in. While the story was not especially thrilling, it was very well written and never lagged in interest. And I think you will enjoy the final discovery as well.
Not my usual genre, but I really enjoyed this book... Keeps you guessing till the end.
Will definitely get more Douglas Preston / Lincoln Child books.
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